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Everardo Cruz, 28

Everardo Cruz, a 28-year-old Latino, was found dead about 10:20 a.m. Saturday, March 3, in the L.A. River, near Southern Avenue in South Gate, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Coroner's records show Cruz had several bruises on his body and a gunshot wound to the head.

Officials did not release any additional information about the case.

Anyone with details about the killing is asked to contact the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

--Ann M. Simmons

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